Medhu bonda recipe, medhu pakoda

Medhu bonda | மெது போண்டா 
Medhu bonda recipe| medhu pakoda recipe with video and step by step pictures, deep fried tea time snack served in local tea shops in Tamil nadu. Pakoda | bonda are always a super hit accompaniment with tea. Generally we make crispy onion pakoda | vengaya pakoda at home for tea time snacks. This medhu bonda recipe is a softer one and we can see this on the road side tea shops around Tamil nadu. For the past 2 weeks i was on a vacation and traveled to my home town Madurai, for a couple of days and to Trichy for 2 days. The trip brought back memories of  child hood. Inspired by the tea shop bondas in the local shops, i came up with the recipe of Medhu bonda recipe. Do check out my
Medhu bonda


Medhu bonda recipe
Medhu bonda recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 17 bondas
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Snack
  • Description: Medhu bonda recipe| medhu pakoda recipe with video and step by step pictures, deep fried tea time snack served in local tea shops in Tamil nadu.
     Besan | kadalai maavu| gram flour  3/4 cup
     Rice flour  2 tblsp
     Green chili  2-3
     Onion  2
     Curry leaves  few
     Cooking soda  a pinch
     Salt  as needed
     Oil  for deep frying
     Water  little to make a batter 

Method :

  • Chop the onions finely.
  • Slit the green chili or chop them finely.
  • In a wide bowl, add the besan flour, rice flour, green chilli, onions, curry leaves and cooking soda.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil and once it is hot add this to the bowl.
  • Add salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Sprinkle water little by little to make a thick mixture. Let it not be too thick nor too dry as we make for onion pakodas.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Once the oil is hot, bring the flame to medium.
  • Wet your hands in water and take a small portion of the bonda mixture.
  • Make roundels.
  • Put this into hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan. 
  • Always cook the bondas in medium heat, else it will not get cooked inside. 
  • Once it becomes golden brown, and cooked on both sides, take it out from oil.
  • Drain excess oil if any, in a kitchen towel. This bonda didn't absorb much oil. 
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the batter.
  • The bondas will be soft and stays soft even after few hours.
Notes:
  1. Thes medhu bondas is a perfect tea time snack.
  2. Medhu bondas can be had with curd rice as well. 
  3. Ensure to fry the medhu bondas in medium hot oil. 
    

                  Video on how to make Medhu bonda


Method with step by step pictures :

  • Chop the onions finely.
  • Slit the green chili or chop them finely.
  • In a wide bowl, add the besan flour, rice flour, green chilli, onions, curry leaves and cooking soda.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil and once it is hot add this to the bowl.
medhu bonda 1
  • Add salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Sprinkle water little by little to make a thick mixture. Let it not be too thick nor too dry as we make for onion pakodas.
medhu bonda 2
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Once the oil is hot, bring the flame to medium.
  • Wet your hands in water and take a small portion of the bonda mixture.
  • Make roundels.
  • Put this into hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan. 
  • Always cook the bondas in medium heat, else it will not get cooked inside. 
  • Once it becomes golden brown, and cooked on both sides, take it out from oil.
medhu bonda 3
  • Drain excess oil if any, in a kitchen towel. This bonda didn't absorb much oil. 
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the batter.
  • The bondas will be soft and stays soft even after few hours.
Medhu- pakoda
Notes:
  1. Thes medhu bondas is a perfect tea time snack.
  2. Medhu bondas can be had with curd rice as well. 
  3. Ensure to fry the medhu bondas in medium hot oil. 
  
  

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